What is this?
This is a modified KillFeed script that allows Bots (and also players!) to automatically taunt opponents when certain actions are executed by them or other actors around them. These action include:
- Reactions to melee / ranged kills and deaths
- Reactions to fall / fire / explosive damage
- Reactions to the acquirement of items
- Reactions to the use of grabs and powerups
- Low-HP distress call-outs
The script includes a setting to change how often taunts are displayed, and whether real players should use them too (disabled by default as to give real players the space to use chat freely). Each action has a randomized taunt selection which can be fully modified to the user's satisfaction.
Speech-bubble colors can be modified on an RGB scale (default settings feature default colors) to give each player a unique "personality" throughout the play session. Characters are also able to address themselves or their enemies using their nicknames for increased immersion value.
Downloads >> BotTaunts (Community) <<
| BotTaunts (Movie)
| BotTaunts (Blank)
Why use this?
Hosting a public multiplayer game does not always guarantee real players will join the server.
On these occasions, Bots can be used as a supplement or as an alternative way to have fun. Killing soulless AI fighters can get boring, though, so the taunt script aims to give players using it proper AI-feedback upon executing different moves and tactics. Bots will curse, mock, get frustrated with and berate other bots and players - in an attempt to simulate a real online game experience.
The default taunt-set features a large selection of (mostly toxic) SFD and general videogame terminology / slang to give the illusion of chat being used instead of a basic selection of typical AI responses. The script enables the AI to claim you cheat, use cheap tactics, make excuses as to why it lost, complain about various game features, shit-talk whenever it manages to win etc.
Taunts can be changed to movie or videogame quotes if the player so desires; hearing "Hasta la vista, baby" just before you're filled with lead can be surprisingly entertaining. A host can add their own funny quotes to the selection for the Bots to use, or choose to disable chat entirely and apply the automatic taunts on real players for a well-curated online experience.
Please do not read the taunt list if you wish to be surprised!
My version (the "Community" pack) is a compilation of various phrases and terms commonly used by the SFD community and in other online games. The conversations between the Bots are entertaining because you don't know how they'll react, not until you've been using the script for a while. Seeing a new phrase will always catch you by surprise and I feel it is better be kept that way!
That said, I do believe in transparency, so this is the taunt selection you'll be getting if you download my toxic taunt pack.
NOTE: I deliberately avoid using profanity ("fuck you", "bitch", "pussy" etc.) in my version of the script to keep the toxicity on player-"friendly" levels. This is not something you should be worrying about. However, you can take your version in any direction you want.
- As with many other scripts, the constant checks on player / bot actions may be slightly taxing on local performance and may very slightly decrease overall FPS and game loading times, although not on a noticeable level (I'm not experiencing any personally).
- The speech-bubble taunts are also displayed in chat. This cannot be fixed unless the way speech-bubbles are displayed is changed. This can make noticing chat messages from real players difficult. It is recommended to disable automatic taunts for real players (disabled by default), lower the taunt trigger probability if the issue persists, and set real players to different teams so their nickname gets highlighted by a different color each.
- Not every taunt in my community pack fits every situation perfectly. That's fine and can be expected with this large of a taunt selection.
- Taunts are displayed for a couple seconds at a time, but they may still sometimes cover parts of the level or the UI (names and health / stamina in particular). If you're trying to conserve screen space, reduce the probability of taunts triggering using the master setting.
- Damage numbers seen in the screenshots not included. The script can be found here.
The creation of the script would've not been possible without @ebomb09's KillFeed and Stats script.
BotTaunts is based on his work and was released with his written permission.
@Sree has taken KillFeed and completely rewrote it to introduce the taunt features and have them fit our needs.
@Shock has written this incredible fucking thread and most of the melee-kill taunts were inspired by it.
Thank you, Shock. The script would've not been the same without you.
Your complaints and insults have been noted and memorized, written down, fit into a script in a way that can make even the most hardy of players enjoy getting publicly shamed and disrespected. You've left a big imprint on the community and your words will forever stay in our memory.
Thanks for downloading, as always, all constructive feedback welcome!
Do feel free to share your own versions of the script!